Coleraine striker Darren Boyce seals move to Ballymena United

Striker Darren Boyce
Striker Darren Boyce

Ballymena United have signed Coleraine striker Darren Boyce.

Boyce has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Sky Blues.

The 27-year-old striker had been on-loan with Dungannon Swifts this season after being put on the transfer list by Coleraine.

Ballymena boss Glenn Ferguson said he is delighted with the signing.

“Darren has a proven record in the Irish League, and he can score goals,” Ferguson said.

“We all know his quality and we are delighted he has joined the club.

“We let Gary Liggett go to Dungannon, and Shane Dolan also left the club. So we needed a striker.”

Ballymena – who also signed former Linfield defender Jim Ervin this week – travel to face Harland and Wolff Welders in the fifth round of the Irish Cup on Saturday.

“We have had the Welders watched a couple of times in the past two weeks,” Ferguson said.

“It is going to be a difficult game for us, on what is a tight pitch. Gary Smyth has gone in there and they have picked up a few decent results in a row.

“So the players know what is expected of them going into this game. “